A meditation teaching from Thich Nhat Hanh on love.
Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explains Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
In “China Root,” David Hinton invites the reader to reexamine Zen through its roots in Taoist teachings. Here, he takes a Taoist lens to the idea of “Buddha” itself.
When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.
There is no greater gift than to be grateful for our lives, says the late Zen teacher Blanche Hartman, and gratitude leads naturally to generosity, because we want to share this gift with others.
Hilary Smith isn’t keen about Zen, but she does need company. Isolation and depression are the wolves at the door of her mountain cabin.
Author Natalie Goldberg discusses Zen and the writer’s practice.
You don’t have a surface public self and a private inner self, nor do you have one true, unchanging self. What you have, says Barry Magid, is multiple shifting self-states—and they can get along just fine.